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The Globalized Classroom: 18 Key Resources for 2015

All humans are citizens of the world, and teaching that fact to children in school can make them more sensitive to global issues and inspire them to …


My Approach To Digital Content Curation

My Approach To Digital Content Curationby Steven Anderson, Presenter at spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff …

Information Overload

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I am a Teacher, Not a Hero

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry

Continuing to follow up the post 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom…

Incorporating inquiry into courses is one of the areas that I personally …

21st Century



This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

A screen grab from Burlington High School’s Help Desk video, “All the Techie Ladies,” produced by the female members of the team. From the left: …


We love this advice Don learned from his dad.

The Path To Disruption: Entrepreneurs, Incumbents, And The Next (R)evolution In Online Education

The bloom is off the rose. Massively open online courses (MOOCs), heralded by Silicon Valley visionaries and higher education critics alike as the great disruptor of the university, are coming under increased criticism for their failure to provide the powerful learning outcomes that their …


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10 Things Your Professional Learning Partners Should Want to Tell You

I have been thinking about the way things are in the world of professional development. Thinking about all those things I have learned to say. …


Collaborative Learning

What is collaborative learning?

Collaborative learning is based on the view that knowledge is a social construct. Collaborative activities are most …

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain

Digital pedagogy is not a dancing monkey. It won’t do tricks on command. It won’t come obediently when called. Nobody can show us how to do it or …

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.

Go here for …

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Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs

announced two new features: video sharing and private group direct messaging (DMs). Video sharing and group messaging have been popular on other …


Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

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Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …


We Must Prepare Students for a Globally Interconnected World

What's happening in our world is stunning. Consider these startling facts:

• Of 100 people in the world, only 5 live in Northern America; 60 live in …


This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Moving from professional development to personalized learning

I’m a believer in the following statement:

“Development is something that happens to you; learning is something that you make happen.”

And, if like me, …

Professional Development

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend …

Crowd Funding

Record podcasts on the run with Opinion for iOS

This free app offers push-button recording for quick-and-dirty podcasting.

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The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …